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« on: December 17, 2009 08:29:23 AM »

I made this for secret santa gift card for work.  It's made out of a vcr case wrapped in foil, which I painted with watercolors.  I also lined the inside with fabric and ribbon.  I just hot glued some lace on the outside front, and some silver beads on the bottom for legs. 



inside the box:

far away shot:

closeup of top:

I have another VCR case that's clear. I think I am going to make it bigger by pasting some cardboard on top.  I'm so excited with this craft. I wonder how many different ones I can make. 
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2009 08:56:28 AM »

That's so pretty! what a fantastic idea Smiley
I'd love to see others that you make too!
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2009 10:10:02 AM »

this is really cute! does the paint wear off?
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2009 11:09:53 AM »

the paint does come off a little at a time.  I saw that when I was wrapping it up just now.  I wonder what will happen if I seal it with mod podge. hmmmm
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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2009 01:10:52 PM »

Wow...this is amazing. Such a cool idea. Too bad i can't draw or paint Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2009 02:24:56 PM »

me neither.  I got the flowers and butterflies from an old needlepoint book!!
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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2009 06:37:02 PM »

What a great craft!  I love it when folks figure out what to do with something that is otherwise trash.

And you made it look so good.  How did you hinge the lid?  Is it just with the fabric?
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« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2009 08:38:15 PM »

It's an old vcr case, so it was already attached.  I just wrapped the foil around the little lip of the case. I went back and glued the top, but not the bottom so it still rustles like aluminum foil!!  Oh well, we live and learn!!
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« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2009 05:22:55 PM »

sweet!
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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2010 10:48:53 AM »

Lovely idea.  Love the way it came out.
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